As I sit down to write this article, several things come to mind. First, I am incredibly blessed to serve Lakeview as your pastor. This church has shown a lot of heart for “the least of these.” You are always looking for new Outreach opportunities and that is exactly what a church is supposed to do.
It’s not just about what we do internally as a congregation, which is important, but as it says in the left column, “The Church Has Left the Building.” That’s what makes a strong congregation. By giving, we also receive.
As Luke writes, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Think about that. We have been blessed by already paying our Ministry Shares in full for 2018. We have grown substantially over the past three years. Our attendance is now 22nd out of 62 in the district. We are now 7th in profession of faith.
It’s not about numbers, but numbers are an indicator of our congregational health. We are ALIVE AND WELL. And even better, THE BEST IS YET TO COME. Christ has called us to never tire of loving each other and looking for new ways to share the good news.